New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)
THE SCREAMIN’ 15
GET YOUR FRIGHT ON AT THESE HALLOWEEN ATTRACTIONS,
As the clock ticks closer to Halloween, ghouls and zombies around Connecticut (or at least people who dress up as them) are already starting to rise up from their summer graves in order to drag Nutmeggers through some frightful seasonal attractions.
Here are 15 Halloween attractions in Connecticut.
Fright Haven Haunted Attraction
Fright Haven in Stratford features three attractions guests can claw their way through, including a haunted house, an asylum and a wasteland. The location claims to be the state’s largest indoor haunted house, covering 20,000 square feet, according to its website.
Fright Haven opens its doors on Sept. 10 and is open every following Friday and Saturday in September and October, as well as Sundays starting Oct. 16.
Tickets for admission start at $25.
The Forsaken Lands
The Forsaken Lands in Goshen takes guests through farmlands filled with monsters looking to claim their next victim.
The attraction is open from Sept. 30 through Nov. 5.
Admission begins at $25, according to its website.
Terror At Quassy
The Terror At Quassy in Middlebury drags guests through a haunted carnival, overrun by ghouls and scary clowns.
The season begins Oct. 7 and runs for four weekends, according to its Facebook page.
Tickets will be on sale for $30, the Terror At Quassy told Hearst Connecticut Media.
Evidence of Evil Haunted Attraction
Lyman Orchards in Middlefield will be transformed into an interactive horror show that features chainsaw-wielding ghouls, demented clowns and torture chambers. This year will have four new “nightmares” to scare guests, its website says.
It opens on Sept. 30 and closes on Nov. 6.
Tickets start at $25.
A Haunting at Mill Hill
The Norwalk Historical Society will be taking adventurers on a lantern-lit tour through the old Mill Hill Cemetery, where they will hear horrifying tails of murder and insanity from Norwalk’s past.
The event will run Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29.
Ticket prices have not been decided yet, the Norwalk Historical Society told Hearst Connecticut Media.
Trail of Terror 2022
This Wallingford attraction guides guests on a trail filled with zombified doctors, clowns and gnomes.
The trail opens Oct. 1 and closes Oct. 30.
Tickets begin at $25.
Curioporium in Hartford offers a slew of Halloween-themed events, from guided tours with the grim reaper, to investigating the paranormal and meeting Jack the Ripper.
The festivities began on Aug. 11 with a tour with the grim reaper and end on Oct. 29 with a “Netherworld Experience” event.
Ticket prices vary depending on the event, starting at $10, according to its website.
The Nightmare Acres in South Windsor take “victims” through an outdoor haunted attraction filled with jack-o’-lanterns, werewolves, club-wielding minotaurs and corpses.
The event opens its gates starting Sept. 30 and closes them Nov. 5
Tickets start at $30 for general admission, according to its website.
Legends of Fear at Fairview Tree Farm
This Shelton attraction has a haunted funhouse, a farm filled with vampires, a mortician’s manor, several spooky trails and a hayride for guests to get their Halloween thrills.
The farm opens the attraction on Sept. 24 and closes it Nov. 5.
Tickets begin at $25, according to its website.
Rails to the Darkside
The Connecticut Trolley Museum takes guests along Newberry Road in East Windsor and the trolley museum’s Newberry Siding, near where headstones were found, according to its website. During the ride, passengers will be greeted by ghouls and ghosts.
The rides have dates ranging from Sept. 9 to Oct. 29.
A trip costs $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers.
Phantom Fall Fest
The Phantom Fall Fest at Lake Compounce in Southington includes a haunted house and more Halloween-themed experiences the amusement park will announce shortly, according to its website.
The events will run from Sept. 30 to Oct. 30.
Single-day prices for the events will be announced soon, according to the event’s website.
Nightmare on Main
The Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum will be taking guests on a guided tour in Willimantic with the theme “Ghost Town — Shadows of the Past,” which examines why abandoned towns fell into ruin, according to the event’s Facebook page.
The event is scheduled for Oct. 8, 9, 14, 15 and 23.
Tickets cost $15 per person.
Pumpkin Passage at The Dinosaur Place
The Dinosaur Place in Montville will be adding pumpkins, mythical creatures and an inflatable corn maze for a family-friendly way to celebrate Halloween.
The celebration will be hosted every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during October.
Tickets start at $25, according to fareharbor.com.
Haunting at The Ridge
This brand-new spooky attraction in Middlefield invites guests to explore a mountain filled with creatures who “may never want you to leave,” according to its website.
The creatures will prowl the mountain starting Sept. 30, however, a full calendar for the attraction has not yet been announced.
Tickets will be sold for $29.95, Haunting at The Ridge told Hearst Connecticut Media.
Haunt On Eden
This creepy Plantsville attraction is loaded with famous scary faces like Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers.
The haunting takes place from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5, according to its website.
Single tickets are on sale starting at $20.